Why Should You Choose the Ford Explorer Over the Toyota Highlander?

If you're looking for a new SUV that is powerful, tough and fun to drive but also spacious, safe and family-friendly, then the Ford Explorer could be just what you need. This vehicle offers impressive performance and a spacious interior so you can enjoy an adventurous drive and bring the whole family along for the ride.

This vehicle has a lot to offer, but it also has some competition. Other vehicles like the Toyota Highlander also offer spacious interiors and great performance. So how do you know which vehicle is the best option for you? The Explorer has a lot to offer that we think makes it the better SUV. Below, you can see what gives the Explorer a leg up on the Highlander.


Ford Explorer vs Toyota Highlander

  • You can enjoy a more exciting ride in the Explorer, since it offers more standard horsepower, at 290hp, than the Highlander, at 185hp.
  • The Explorer can tow heavier loads with its 2,000-pound towing capacity than the Highlander with its 1,500-pound towing capacity, so you can bring along more cargo.
  • Passengers can stay comfortable in the Explorer, which offers more passenger space at 151.7 cubic feet, than the Highlander, at 144.9 cubic feet.
  • The Explorer offers a Multi-Link suspension in the front and rear, which provides more versatility for better capability. The Highlander offers a Double Wishbone suspension, which is not as versatile.

To find out more about what the Ford Explorer has to offer, come on over to our dealership here in Lodi, WI. We would be happy to show you our available Explorer models, answer any questions you might have and then arrange a test drive so you can see for yourself what this vehicle has to offer and decide if it's the right fit for you.